Liverpool winter wedding photography at Leaf (Anna + Paul)

January 23, 2013

Ok so it’s not very often that I photograph a winter wedding… but Anna and Paul’s was a wonderful reminder of why they can be so amazing.

I’m not going to lie, photographically they can be very tricky – low light, early darkness, bitter cold, minimal outdoor time and space to work with… and this one was no exception. But what it reminded me is that these adverse conditions force you to look elsewhere for the magical light and space, and by embracing the low and unusual light rather than working against it, you can end up with some amazing results you might never have had on a warm summer’s day.

Anna and Paul’s day was a wonderfully atmospheric, intimate, loving celebration, bathed in candlelight from start to finish and full of laughter, tears, warmth, love and fun. The ceremony at Crosby Hall Educational Trust was spine-tingling – Anna is an incredible singer and her friends performed beautiful songs, her uncle conducted the ceremony and the whole thing was surrounded by candles scattered absolutely everywhere. Then everyone hopped on a bus into Liverpool city centre to the gorgeous Leaf for food, drink, speeches and music.

A really brilliant day with such a lovely, friendly, funny, and utterly loved-up couple who really did reignite my love for winter weddings. Thanks so much Anna and Paul for letting me be part of your beautiful day, I absolutely loved it.


  1. *lisa

    Anna… SUPERB! Bloomin SUPERB!
    Did you use ‘any’ flash at all?
    I can actually feel the warmth from the candles… you really ought to do more winter weddings πŸ˜‰ x

  2. *lisa

    Ps. favourite shot is the feet at the bar… how you spot this stuff I’ll never know! immense x

  3. Matt Bowen

    Incredible pics Anna, you’re a genius

  4. Charis Warrell

    Wowsers! You are brilliant! its like youve always taken “dark winter weddings”. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bus shot with all the hustle and bustle. You are so talented! x

  5. michelle waspe

    beautiful!! and great inspiration for winter weddings πŸ™‚ x

  6. Jamie Groom

    Beautiful, lovely low light wedding photography…certainly inspiration for a norfolk weddding photographer.

  7. Kierstin

    All I can day is… WOW

  8. Sharron gibson

    Really beautiful Anna. You’re so right about the winter challenging us, but what stunning results.

  9. Hannah powell

    Absolutely stunning xxxx

  10. Anna

    Thanks so much everyone! Lisa yes I did use quite a bit of flash for this one, probably about 70-80% natural light, and 20-30% flash. Much more than usual but still available light wherever possible.

  11. Louise Fox

    Those are my feet! Best photo I’ve ever seen of me!! I love the shots xxx

  12. Paddy Brooks

    I shed a tear or two. You both look so happy. Wonderful pics. Congrats to the photographer.. So many friends enjoying your special day.

  13. Tony McC - Paul's Papa

    Absolutely splendid shots Anna. I’m captivated by the very expert and touching informality which you have imparted to many of the shots. Love the B & W ones! Congrats. xx

  14. Hannes Uys

    Incredible work Anna! Stunning stuff!

  15. jaredpapertwinltd

    the venue looked superb, you captured the moment brilliantly.

  16. Anna (the bride)

    It would be too embarrassing to admit how often I look through these photos. I just absolutely love every single one. Can’t believe it is nearly a year ago. Thank you so much for the memories Anna xx



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